The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care.
As a patient at this practice you need to be aware of Summary Care Records. The record will contain information about any medications you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.
The practice assumes that you are happy for a Summary Care Record to be created for you. However, you can choose not to have a Summary Care Record and can change your mind at any time by informing the practice.
If a Summary Care Record has already been created for you by your previous practice, then please inform the practice and indicate your current consent preference.
For more information on the NHS Summary Care Records programme, please talk to our practice staff and ask for a leaflet, or visit www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.
Copies of an opt-out form can be requested from the reception desk, or can be printed from the website www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or requested from the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020.